Scientific and Useful Profound Research Advancement (SUPRA)
Science and Engineering Research Board
Deadline:  11th May

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Scholarship Overview

Science and Engineering Research Board (SERB) invites nominations for the Scientific and Useful Profound Research Advancement (SUPRA) 2021 from scientific researchers. SERB has developed a newly approved scheme that seeks to explore new scientific breakthroughs, with long-term impact on our fundamental scientific understanding, and offer disruptive technologies at the cutting edge. The scheme is beyond normal core grants and purposefully designed for high-quality proposals consisting of new hypothesis or challenge existing ones. The selected candidates will receive variable benefits.


The selected fellows will receive the following benefits: 

  • Funding will be provided normally for a period of three years, which could be extended to 2 years (5 yrs total) subject to performance evaluation
  • The research grant is provided for equipment, manpower, consumables, travel and contingency.
  • "Overheads" is also be provided to the implementing institution as per prevailing norms of SERB


The following documents are required to be attached along with the application: 

  • Bio-data 
  • Certificate from Principal Investigator
  • If the project is approved for SERB support, the quotations of the approved equipment need to be uploaded within one month of the date of the Approval Letter
  • Endorsement Letter from the Head of Institution


To be eligible, an applicant must:

  • Be an Indian citizen
  • Hold a regular academic/research position in a recognised academic institution or national laboratory or in any other recognised R&D institution in India with at least 5 years of service remaining 
  • Hold a PhD degree in Science, Mathematics, Engineering or M.D / M.S. / M.D.S. / M.V.Sc degree at the time of applying for the grant

Note: Foreign nationals (including OCI and NRI) are also eligible to apply provided they fulfil the eligibility criteria notified by SERB

How To Apply

Follow the below steps to apply: 

Step 1: Click on the 'Apply Now' button below and read all details. 
Step 2: After successful registration, provide the necessary details in the application form.  
Step 3: Upload other relevant information of the proposal in a single PDF file of not more than 10 MB as other technical documents (OTD).
Step 4: Submit the application.